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Monthly Archives: July 2016

SELF DRIVING CARS: CITY PLANNERS SPEAK UP

By Allen L Phillips A recent traffic fatality in Florida, while still under investigation, appears to have been caused by the driver not paying attention while his Tesla was on "autopilot".  The beta-test system on the Tesla warns drivers each time it is activated to pay attention so that they can take control of the car in an emergency.  The car's limited sensors failed to "see" a white truck and trailer rig crossing the road in front of it. This situation is exactly what the nation's city transportation planners want to avoid and, therefore, have recommended an all or nothing approach to driver assist technology in urban centers. The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is an organization that represents 46 major cities in North America.  There are thirteen member cities on the west coast, from Vancouver, BC in the north to San Diego in the south.  In late June NACTO released a policy statement on automated ... read more

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